T-Birds Run-Rule Tigers Again


The Tumwater baseball team capped off a dominate sweep of Centralia on Wednesday, needing just six innings to run-rule the Tigers 10-0 at Wheeler Field.

The shutout completes a series that saw the Thunderbirds outscore the Tigers 29-0, allowing just one hit in 11 innings.

Wednesday, Tumwater let the whole staff handle pitching duties, with six Thunderbirds each taking the hill for an inning. The sextet gave up six walks and two hit batters but only one knock, and combined to strike out nine.

At the plate, Eddie Marson went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, two runs scored, and another driven in. Brayden Oram added three hits, two RBIs, and two runs, while Derek Thompson had a double, a walk, and two RBIs.

The Thunderbirds struck for five in the first inning, and one in each of the next three, before finishing with two in the second. 

“We played a way better game than we did yesterday,” Centralia coach Jake LeDuc said. “Honestly I can live the first inning. They hit the ball and earned their runs.”

All told, 18 T-Birds saw the field.

Brady Sprague gave up seven runs on six hits and eight walks for the Tigers. Tucker Weaver had the Tigers’ only hit of the day, in the second inning.

Tumwater is set to head to Clark County for a game against Battle Ground on Friday, before its long break. Centralia will return from spring break April 7 at home against Shelton.